FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Word of warning for 200-600 + 1.4x users

Author
SnowFella View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 21 April 2013
Country: Australia
Location: Sydney
Status: Offline
Posts: 2601
Post Options Post Options   Quote SnowFella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Word of warning for 200-600 + 1.4x users
    Posted: 16 November 2021 at 10:29
Had a new one to me happen today while shooting surf shots, twice during an afternoons outing I found the battery door on my A7R4 had opened. Never had that happen before on any camera so did a little testing to see if I could see what had happened.

Turns out if you are a Peak Design Slide user and mount the anchors on the 200-600 G with the TC mounted the right side anchor will put parts of the strap that stick out at just the right spot where it can connect with the battery door latch and open it!
 



Back to Top
neilt3 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 13 September 2010
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Manchester.U.K
Status: Online
Posts: 2884
Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2021 at 11:16
The battery door on the a7Riv is rubbish !
I've not had mine long and I'm 100% positive I've slid the catch over proper when I've put the battery in .
I'll be walking around with the camera over my shoulder , raise it to my eye and feel the door catching on my finger .
It could only have been rubbing against my jacket .

It releases for fun !
I'm just glad there's a latch to hold the battery in place otherwise it'd cost a fortune in batteries .

I've never had that with any of my A mount bodies or NEX bodies .
see my photostream on flickr;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilt3/
C & C welcome.
Back to Top
Michael Johansson View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 13 May 2006
Country: Sweden
Location: Gullaskruv
Status: Offline
Posts: 714
Post Options Post Options   Quote Michael Johansson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2021 at 11:43
I had an a7R and now have an a7RII. On both I have removed the battery door dirictly efter purchase. I canīt see why it is there. It is only making a fuss when I need to change battery.
a7RII ~ V5.6/10mm ~ V4.5/15mm ~ S1.8/20mm ~ S4/24-105mm ~ V1.4/35mm ~ CZ1.8/55mm ~ V2/65mm ~ S2.8/90mmMacro ~ S1.8/135mm ~ 5600HS(D) ~ HVL43AM ~ Ring+Macro TwinFlash
Back to Top
nandbytes View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 09 January 2014
Country: United Kingdom
Location: London
Status: Offline
Posts: 3372
Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2021 at 11:51
Originally posted by Michael Johansson Michael Johansson wrote:

I had an a7R and now have an a7RII. On both I have removed the battery door dirictly efter purchase. I canīt see why it is there. It is only making a fuss when I need to change battery.


to protect from water, moisture, dust etc getting inside.
my flickr
A1, G5xii, DJI Air2s
Back to Top
addy landzaat View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 22 April 2006
Country: Netherlands
Location: Netherlands
Status: Offline
Posts: 12965
Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2021 at 11:52
Shouldn't the title has to be "Word of warning for Peak Design Slide users"?
Why not follow me on Instagram? @Addy_101
Back to Top
neilt3 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 13 September 2010
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Manchester.U.K
Status: Online
Posts: 2884
Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2021 at 14:06
I'm not sure it's anything to do with either the strap , lens , brackets or anything else .
I think it's just too loosely made , and it should have a spring loaded catch .
My A mount gear ( and other DSLR's and SLRs ) are all fine .

Anything touches it , it seems to slide open .
I'd been thinking of replacing the door on mine , thinking it's mine that's faulty , but it seems a fairly common issue .
see my photostream on flickr;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilt3/
C & C welcome.
 



Back to Top
SnowFella View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 21 April 2013
Country: Australia
Location: Sydney
Status: Offline
Posts: 2601
Post Options Post Options   Quote SnowFella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2021 at 21:27
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Shouldn't the title has to be "Word of warning for Peak Design Slide users"?

Yep, likely should of been.

Still, bit concerning how easy the door opens as the latch isn’t spring loaded!
Back to Top
addy landzaat View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 22 April 2006
Country: Netherlands
Location: Netherlands
Status: Offline
Posts: 12965
Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2021 at 21:57
I never had a problem with the latch of my A7r4, however, I often find the battery door of my A6400 open. None of these doors are really secure - and if the strap hits it I can understand it will knock it open in some circumstances.
Why not follow me on Instagram? @Addy_101
Back to Top
Dyxum main page >  Forum Home > Equipment forums > Camera Talk > E-mount full frame

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.078 seconds.

Monitor calibration strip

Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer

In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania

Feel free to contact us if needed.